Roti/Chapati, Indian Flatbread

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Roti/Chapathi is an Indian soft flatbread made with wheat flour, water salt, and oil. The roti dough is usually rolled into a circular shape which is cooked in tawa and puffed to soft roti/ chapathi.

Roti/Chapati, Indian Flatbread

YIELD

6 Roti

TYPE

Dinner

TIME

25 minutes

LEVEL

Medium

PREPARATION OF DOUGH

1

In a deep bottom bowl, add wheat flour(atta), oil, salt, and mix everything well

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2

Now pour half a cup of water and gradually start to combine the flour with your hands

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3

Add the remaining quarter cup of water and continue mixing with hands( i used only ¾ cup but it may vary based on the flour and the brand)

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4

Once the flour is combined, start kneading the dough with your knuckles with moderate pressure for at least 5 to 7 minutes or until it turns soft and flexible

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5

Now spread 1 tsp oil on top of the dough and close the bowl with the lid and rest for 15 minutes

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6

Now open the lid and the roti dough should be turned super soft. Give it a final knead for 2 to 3 minutes

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7

Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and roll each into a smooth circular ball without any cracks

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8

Dust the ball with dry flour on all the sides and gently flatten it in the middle

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9

Start rolling it with the help of a rolling pin from the middle of the dough and spread evenly in a circular motion to form a 5 to 6-inch diameter roti/phulka

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10

For Chapathi, roll the dough from the middle and apply 1 tsp of oil and fold into a triangular shape and spread evenly using a rolling pin

PREPARATION OF DOUGH

1

In a tawa/griddle with a medium heat pan, place the rolled roti dough and cook until it starts to bubble up. Make sure you see light brown spots at the bottom side of the roti using a tong

MAKING ROTI IN TAWA

2

Now remove the roti from the tawa and transfer it to to the phulka stand with the top side facing the bottom (the side which is not cooked yet) and be sure to keep the heat in a medium

MAKING ROTI IN TAWA

3

The roti will gradually puff up and remove from heat. You could also cook on another side for an even crispier top. Now the roti is ready for you to taste and enjoy

MAKING CHAPATI 

1

For Chapathi, place the rolled triangular dough in tawa and cook it evenly on both sides until brown spots are seen. Now the chapathi is ready for you to taste and enjoy

SERVING

1

Serve this delicious soft roti/phulka with stir-fried vegetables, veg kurma, or nonveg sides of your choice